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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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It's not a 4x4, and most would consider it non desirable, but I decided to make it my new daily driver.

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1976 Lincoln continental 44,725 miles
460 / C6 Drive train. Cruise, Power, AC, AM radio, and fuzzy dice.
Original tires
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No rust, perfect chrome, and perfect interior.
The paint is faded.

The car has been sitting in a barn since the early 90's, when it was purchased in Arizona, brought up to Michingan and parked. It has never seen a winter. I will be the third owner, and maybe the last.

I intend on going through it front to back, on rubber replacement and fluid replacement, paint it and detail it. She should be ready to cruize next summer.

(oh, and she does have the tire skirts , one was just taken off to put the spare tire on)
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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Should this be moved to "Boats canoes and rubber ducks"?
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Definitely a boat
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:07 PM   #4
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As big as a barge, but I don't think she would float all that well. I know its too wide to fit on my Car trailer.

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:14 PM   #5
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I had a 76 Lincoln. It a had a great ride to it. Yours definitely looks cleaner then mine.

Cool project Good luck with it.
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Did you get that from the Mancelona area by chance?
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:18 PM   #7
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No, ..........Sparta area. A retired couple from my church came up and asked me if I would like another project.

I was surprised when I found out what it was.
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Can I derby it?
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Maybe Caden in about 20 years...............
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Is this replacing the flairside?
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:47 PM   #12
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No, the Durango. Holly is driving it now. I have too much money invested in parts on that Flareside, that I could never recover from.
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Drinkin Lincoln! Awesome! My first ever winter beater was a 79 Lincoln Mark 3(I think), powered by a tired 302 that went through a quart of oil every tank of gas - haha.

Looks good bud! That thing probably still rides like a dream!
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It's not a 4x4, and most would consider it non desirable, but I decided to make it my new daily driver.

Specs:

1976 Lincoln continental 44,725 miles
460 / C6 Drive train. Cruise, Power, AC, AM radio, and fuzzy dice.
Original tires
Arizona Car
No rust, perfect chrome, and perfect interior.
The paint is faded.

The car has been sitting in a barn since the early 90's, when it was purchased in Arizona, brought up to Michingan and parked. It has never seen a winter. I will be the third owner, and maybe the last.

I intend on going through it front to back, on rubber replacement and fluid replacement, paint it and detail it. She should be ready to cruize next summer.

(oh, and she does have the tire skirts , one was just taken off to put the spare tire on)

24's???
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 01:02 PM   #15
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I could be persuaded if I found the right deal.
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Needs tons under it.
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That Interior looks great.

How pitted is the trim? It is hard to see but it looks to be in great condition.
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That Interior looks great.

How pitted is the trim? It is hard to see but it looks to be in great condition.

it's not pitted at all........The only flaw I found other then the paint fade, is a couple small sun cracks in the dash. I'm pretty sure they can be fixed.
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Put collins motor in it.....
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Put collins motor in it.....

That's a thought too....If would fit his request that it be in a fullsize vehicle.
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